Western Rehabilitation Health Network Advisory Committee
The WRHN Advisory Committee is an effective way to help connect network administration with our clinics as they face intense challenges in adapting to regulatory demands, while meeting the needs of their patients, employees, and contracted payers.
This group of volunteers meet regularly on a long-term basis to provide advice and/or support. The committee provides external input into internal processes, such as peer review and fair hearing, while adhering to the WRHN Antitrust Compliance Policy as competing provider participants.
Rhonda has been the Executive Director of Western Rehabilitation Health Network since it’s inception in November of 1997. Prior to accepting the position of Executive Director, Rhonda was the Director of Business Development for Mountain Land Rehabilitation, responsible for new business research/acquisition, marketing, program development, public relations, consulting services and education for the inpatient and outpatient divisions.
Rhonda has 40 years of general business, health care related services, insurance and investments experience.
In addition to overseeing the network, Rhonda also oversees Precision Credentialing Services, a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) providing primary source verification services for hospitals, surgical centers, insurance carriers, and PPO networks.
Rhonda and her husband Bob have been married for 38 years and live in Riverton, Utah. They have 2 daughters, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter, and 1 dog. They enjoy spending time with family and traveling, in addition to volunteering with their church. Rhonda’s hobbies include anything related to art and the occasional ride on her classic Schwinn.Rhonda Noble
Brian B. Lambert, PT
Brian was raised in Provo, Utah, graduating from Brigham Young Academy High School in 1968, and Brigham Young University in 1972. He then attended University of Pennsylvania for his Physical Therapy degree, graduating in 1974. He worked for Don W. Wortley at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City for 4 years as a Staff PT.
Brian opened his Private Practice, Village Green Physical Therapy in 1977. And in 1981 he and his partner moved the practice to Springville, Utah and renamed it Physical & Sports Therapy Services. During the last 30 years the practice has grown, adding a Partner, William G. Sumsion in 1991. The practice expanded, adding a hospital contract at Mountain View Hospital in 1993 to the present. In 1998 the Orem Clinic was added, as well as the Timpanogos Hospital in-patient care contract. In 2002 a new state-of-the-art Springville clinic was opened and in 2009 a new
Payson clinic was opened in the Mountain View Medical Plaza building.
Brian and his wife of 41 years, Rebecca Redd, have lived in Mapleton for the last 30 years, they have 5 living children and 11 grandchildren. Brian has been active in community and Church affairs. He was President of the Springville/Mapleton Chamber of Commerce, on the Planning Commission and City Council in his hometown of Mapleton, Utah. He also has coached youth sports and is an avid horseman and hunter.Brian Lambert
Brian White, PT
Brian graduated from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Utah and is the Vice President of Mountain Land Rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Mountain Land, Brian graduated from Meridian High School in Meridian, Idaho and attended Rick’s College (now BYU Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho prior to serving an LDS Mission in Copenhagen Denmark, and Boise State University prior to attending the University of Utah physical therapy program.
Brian and his wife Marcie live in Kuna, Idaho and have six children. Four sons and two daughters and are enjoying being grandparents.
Brian’s interests are his family, reading, running, mountain biking, hiking and boating. He loves his work and especially the people he works with.Brian White
Chris Dahlberg, PT
Graduate of Washington University School of Medicine Program of Physical Therapy 1984.
Provider of Outpatient Physical Therapy for 27 years in Ogden, Utah.
Clinic owner and Chief Physical Therapist for the Sports Medicine Clinic in Ogden UtahChris Dahlberg
Chris has been employed by Rocky Mountain Therapy Services for over 20 years. Chris’ administrative position is to oversee day to day operations for billing, collections, ICD-9, CPT coding, and contracting issues for outpatient clinics. The clinics are currently located in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Texas. Chris is certified and very knowledgeable in ICD-9 and CPT coding.
Chris currently lives in Tooele, Utah. She has 1 daughter, Alexandra who currently is attending Eagle Gate College, and 1 son, Samuel who currently is attending Judge Memorial High School. Chris enjoys going to watch her son play hockey as well as exercise, riding her bike, hiking, fishing, boating and traveling.Chris Taylor
Curtis B. Jolley, PT, MOMT
Curtis graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Utah in 1989. In 1993 he received his Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Utah for four years where he taught manual therapy. Curtis has been in full time clinical practice for over 20 years, treating all orthopedic related conditions, but has a passion in spine care and shoulder rehabilitation. He, along with his current business partner Kim W. Reid, founded PerformanceWest Physical Therapy in 1998. PerformanceWest currently has locations in Bountiful, Eden, and Clearfield/Layton. Curtis has always been involved in his professional association, the APTA, serving in various Board positions, where he currently serves as the 2012 President of the UPTA. In his free time, Curtis enjoys spending time with family, golf, and as a private pilot.Curtis Jolley
David Meads, PT, MOMT
Dave graduated from the University of Utah in 1981 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy. Earlier he completed studies in Electronic Technology at Utah Technical College, which has helped him immensely in evaluating and repairing therapy equipment. He also has had experience driving ambulance for Gold Cross Ambulance Service in the 1970’s before there were any EMTs. He began his practice in physical therapy at St. Mark’s Hospital and Valley West Hospital in the early 1980’s focusing on acute orthopedic therapy as well as general and outpatient therapy.
He has traveled to Las Vegas and Burley, Idaho to administrate physical therapy programs for Southwest Therapy Services and Intermountain Health Care. He has also been an administrator of Rehabilitation Services at Jordan Valley Hospital. His varied career assignments encouraged him to start his own practices, Ogden Physical Therapy, Meads Physical Therapy, and he is now partnered with Rick Bowser, P.T. at Aspen Ridge Physical Therapy in Layton.
Dave loves helping his patients gain the highest level of function and watching their progress under his guidance. After working in therapy for over thirty years, Dave still has a passion for his work and enjoys helping others find relief from pain and move to full function.
Dave lives with his wife in Fruit Heights and they are the parents of five children and grandparents to six with one on the way. Dave is passionate about building, remodeling, and working with tools. He loves to fix anything and everything. He enjoys golfing with his wife when he gets a moment to “rest.” Dave is happy to be a member of the Western Rehabilitation Health Network Advisory Committee.David Meads
Ernie Chavez, PT
Ernie graduated from the University of Utah and has been practicing physical therapy since 1994. He has been active in sports, including a member of the US National Boxing team from 1979-1980. Ernie won a gold medal at the National Olympic Sports festival as a boxer in the bantam weight division. He then continued his career as a professional, world-ranked boxer. He is currently active in running, including a personal best of 2 hours and 26 minutes for a marathon.
Ernie has been practicing orthopedic, back, and sport injuries since 1998. He has received certifications in Ergonomic and Industrial Rehab, including functional capacity evaluations from the Back School of Atlanta. He also specializes in running injuries and running evaluations.Ernie Chavez
Mark Anderson, PT
Mark graduated from the University of Utah in 1980 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. Mark is owner/president of Mountain Land Rehabilitation, Inc., a rehab agency providing therapy services throughout the western United States. Mountain Land has a staff of approximately 1100 employees and provides services in outpatient settings, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. Mark served as an Associate professor at the University of Utah for 18 years and teaches administration and management in the Doctoral Program to 3rd year students.
Mark is very involved in the American Physical Therapy Association and has served as Chapter President for 2 terms and on numerous national committees and work groups. He is also involved with National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies serving on their board for the past 10 years. Mark is currently the Chair of the Physical Therapy licensure board for the state of Utah and is a delegate for The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Mark and his wife Georgia live in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and have a his and hers combination of 7 children. Mark’s interests include snow skiing, dirt biking and world travel.Mark Anderson
Ned Bushnell, PT
Ned Bushnell has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 28 years. He received his undergraduate degree from BYU and then continued his education at the University of Southern California where he earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree. He took his first job in Lewiston, ID where he worked for 2 years and received experience in Home PT, Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, and Out Patient physical therapy. He opened his first Physical Therapy clinic in Utah Valley in 1985 and now owns three with his business partner, two in Provo and one in Orem. Ned specializes now in extremities with an emphasis in shoulder and knee rehabilitation and is also ASTYM certified. He has been serving on the advisory committee for Western Rehabilitation for over 15 years. Ned enjoys working with people and helping them achieve their health goals.Ned Bushnell
Rick Lybbert, PT
Rick Lybbert was born and raised in the suburbs of San Francisco, California. Remaining true to a childhood pact, he and a friend moved to Utah to snow ski and attend the University of Utah. Rick began working for Mountain Land Rehabilitation as an aide in 1993. Upon graduation from the University of Utah Physical Therapy program in 1996, Rick returned to Mountain Land Rehabilitation and has remained ever since. Initially, Rick served as a traveling orthopedic physical therapist working in Mountain Land clinics in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. In 1997, Rick opened an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Salt Lake City where he treated patients for the next 12 years. In 2009, Rick entered the administrative side of the business serving as a Regional Manager and is currently serving as the Vice President of Outpatient Operations. While Rick misses treating patients, he loves working directly with the physical therapists in Mountain Land. In his free time, Rick enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, mountain biking, and trying to keep up with his wife and three children.Rick Lybbert
Steve Crandall, PT, DPT, OCS
Steve graduated from the University of Utah in 1988 with a Bachelors of Physical Therapy and with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. He focused his training on rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. He worked at the Cottonwood Back Institute for eight years; he then directed a practice focusing on industrial medicine in Orem for five years. He joined Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists in April of 2001.
Steve has specialized in treatment of difficult spine and extremity injuries since 1992. He completed a two-year Orthopedic Residency Program in Austin, Texas giving him an in-depth understanding of injuries in all orthopedic areas in 1994. He passed the national board examination to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1996. In addition to general orthopedics, Steve has developed successful rehabilitation programs for fibromyalgia and industrial injuries.
Steve is passionate about helping others regain the highest level of function and pain relief. He also enjoys helping individuals solve their difficult to diagnose problems.
Steve lives in Cottonwood Heights with his wife and three children. He enjoys cycling, golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, and running marathons. Steve speaks Spanish and enjoys serving his Spanish-speaking patients.Steve Crandall
Graduate of Salt Lake Community College.
Chief Operations Officer for Rocky Mountain Therapy Services since 1999, overseeing thirteen outpatient physical therapy clinics in a five state network.
Advisory committee member since 2003.Ty Berrett
Steven R. Verhaaren
Steven R. Verhaaren is a native of Utah and graduated from the University of Utah’s Division of Physical Therapy in 1994. Immediately following graduation, Steve started working for RPT and it has been an ideal place for him. Steve has served on the Board of Directors for RPT since 1995. In 1998, he became the Clinic Director of the Sandy office and started RPT’s Industrial and Workplace Safety program shortly thereafter. Steve furthered his education in 2006 by completing studies which allowed him to earn his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist designation (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is an owner/partner of RPT, serving as its Chief Operations Officer.
Another professional interest for Steve is sports medicine. He has volunteered sports medicine coverage to local high schools since 1994, and in particular, Brighton High School’s athletic programs since 1997. He has enjoyed the association he has had with the various athletes and their families through the years. Steve represents the Utah Physical Therapy Association as a member of the Utah Labor Commission’s Advisory Committee in addition to his membership in the Western Rehabilitation Health Network Advisory Committee. He loves physical therapy because it is very rewarding to help people meet their goals. Steve speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys time with his family, cycling, fly fishing, water sports, and other outdoor activities.Steven R. Verhaaren